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Hi guys I would like to know in your opinions what is the smoothest line out there. I'm new to this and have been using cheap line so far and I hear a crunch when it casts. I'm assuming that's because its not totally round like a quality line would be. I'm at the point that I can cast most of the time without a birds nest so my next step is distance. Thanks in advance. Eric.

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My recommendation would be Sufix Seige with KVD L&L.

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The smoothest line I 've ever tried was Magnathin, man it sure was silky smooth but it had no abrassion resistance whatsoever.

Trilene XL is very smooth, limp and manageable, but it 's very little abrassion resistant so don 't fish with it on rocks or standing timber.

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I don't think so...Line diameter effects the weight and wind resistance

in some cases, but casting distance is more a function of rod and reel

compatibility with the lure being used. Heavier lures will "load" a heavier

rod. To get maximum distance from light lures, a softer tip is helpful.

I have great range casting a 1/2 oz XCalibur Xr50 on a St. Croix Avid

AVC70MM/ Shimano Metanium spooled with #12 Yo-Zuri Hybrid. This

same rig works for original Floating Rapalas and other light lures, too.

8-)

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If your sticking with "mono" or co-polymer I cant say enough about how impressed I am with:

1) P-Line evoltion

2) Gamma Co-polymer (purple box)

You will not be disappointed in either line. Both aren't as high stretch as normal mono, and the Gamma is very strong stuff. Evolution is not as abrasion resistant as gamma BUT it is smoother/slicker, however they are both very LIMP and the gamma is always straight not curled up after it is wet.

No line conditioners needed.

JC

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I don't think so...Line diameter effects the weight and wind resistance

in some cases, but casting distance is more a function of rod and reel

compatibility with the lure being used. Heavier lures will "load" a heavier

rod. To get maximum distance from light lures, a softer tip is helpful.

I have great range casting a 1/2 oz XCalibur Xr50 on a St. Croix Avid

AVC70MM/ Shimano Metanium spooled with #12 Yo-Zuri Hybrid. This

same rig works for original Floating Rapalas and other light lures, too.

8-)

BINGO... I think it has more to do with equipment than line.  I can take the same line, same conditions, same bait but different rod and reel and have a totally different outcome.   But if your stuck with your current setup, Trilene is good, I've always been a P-Line CX type of guy.  I've never noticed any lack of distance, but then again, I've always had good equipment  :-?

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Listen to what Branuss and RW said about the rod, and my suggestion for line would be 10# or 12# Yo-Zuri Hybrid treated with KVD Line & Lure.

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I don't think so...Line diameter effects the weight and wind resistance

in some cases, but casting distance is more a function of rod and reel

compatibility with the lure being used. Heavier lures will "load" a heavier

rod. To get maximum distance from light lures, a softer tip is helpful.

I have great range casting a 1/2 oz XCalibur Xr50 on a St. Croix Avid

AVC70MM/ Shimano Metanium spooled with #12 Yo-Zuri Hybrid. This

same rig works for original Floating Rapalas and other light lures, too.

8-)

EXACTLY....its your gear over line first....as for smooth line i too like yozuri hybrid,trilene 100% fluorocarbon and for braid power pro.

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I agree with Raul. I've been using my dropshot setup with 8 pound test magna thin and it is by far the smoothest line I've ever used. I noticed it isn't very abrasion resistant but drop shottin I don't need it to be.

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Shooter Defier is an excellent line when it comes to smooth casting.  It has a small diameter and is very limp.  Add KVD L&L and it can't be beat.

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More than the type is the line wt.  Anything under around 10lb will cast much easier.  I don't like P-line as much cause it tends to fray... I guess it doesn't have the abrasion resistance or something.  I still use it for leader line though bc it disappears well being a flourocarbon.  I like Trilene for its strength overall.  There are some many out there though.  I have a spinning reel loaded with PowerPro 6-20 braid.  You can really pull up the bottom with that stuff!  

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I agree that the rod & reel combination are the greatest factors in casting distance.  But, I also think having a manageable line adds distance at the margin.  Currently, I'm a big fan of Gamma Co-polymer (purple box). ;)

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Sunline shooter. It is really expensive but a great casting line.

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